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Botswana & Falls Adventure
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This trip offers a fully immersive, unyieldingly African experience in a compact eight-day package. Soak up the wildlife and vibrant colours and scenery of Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, with wildlife walks and plenty of options for wildlife safari drives. Your rugged overland adventure vehicle (OAV) will get you to the sites safely and camping will allow you to fall asleep to the sounds of the wild underneath big African skies. Camp under the stars of the Okavango Delta and marvel at Victoria Falls, the adrenaline capital of the region.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 131945
Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
You will Visit
  • Johannesburg
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Johannesburg

If you arrive a day or two early, we recommended booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure you have all visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain visas upon arrival at the border.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Johannesburg/Serowe (1B, 1L, 1D)

Today's travel takes us through a very desolate part of central-eastern Botswana. We cross into Botswana and finish the day at a campsite within the Khama Rhino Sanctuary, a unique community-based initiative in wildlife conservation. Barring delays along the way, we will arrive in time for an optional rhino game drive.

Transport:
Lando (8.00 hour(s), 524km)

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Day 3: Serowe/Maun (1B, 1L, 1D)

Leave Khama Rhino Sanctuary and head to Maun. Opt to take a scenic flight over the delta.

Additional Notes:
Please note: if you have pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation when it will take place, as it is subject to change.

Transport:
Lando (6.00-7.00 hours, 524km)

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Day 4: Maun/Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

Begin an exciting 2-day/1-night excursion into the delta on a safari vehicle to the "dock" where we hop into a mokoro, a traditional dugout canoe, that will take us deep into the delta. After a couple of hours in a mokoro, we arrive at our basic bush camp.

Additional Notes:
Pack a small bag for this overnight excursion; we'll leave our big bags with the overland vehicle. Please note that there are no showers or running water for toilets. Bring along 5 litres of water for both drinking and cleaning.

Included Activities:
Okavango Delta Excursion

Transport:
Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Mokoro (1.00-2.00 hours)

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Day 5: Okavango Delta/Gweta (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy sunrise over the delta, then get up early to cruise back down the crystal clear channels of the Okavango Delta. We return to Maun with some time to freshen up before we continue our journey to Gweta.



Additional Notes:
Enjoy the towering baobab trees found around tonight's campsite and go for a dip in the pool if you need to cool off.

Transport:
Mokoro (1.50-2.50 hours)
Safari vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Lando (6.00 hour(s), 420km)

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Day 6: Gweta/Kasane (1B, 1L, 1D)

Today we journey to Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in southern Africa. The best way to appreciate one of Botswana's national parks and its thousands of resident elephants, crocodiles, and hippos is on an optional sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River. You may also choose to embark on a open vehicle safari drive in search of lions, antelope, and, of course, elephants.

Transport:
Lando (6.00 hour(s), 410km)

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Day 7: Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B, 1L)

Cross the border into Zimbabwe, then continue on to the town of Victoria Falls. Get up close (and wet from the spray) to the awesome Victoria Falls, opt to raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or bungee jump (with Victoria Falls in sight).

Additional Notes:
Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe)
Victoria Falls Visit

Transport:
Ferry (0.25 hour(s))
Lando (0.75 hour(s), 20km)
Lando (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)

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Day 8: Victoria Falls (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
Victoria Falls is frequently used as a base for travellers wishing to participate in the many activities and excursions available in the area. Please contact your booking agent if you would like to book post-tour accommodation.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Okavango Delta overnight bush camping excursion
    • Entrance fee to Victoria Falls
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (5 nts), bush camping (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Overland adventure vehicle (OAV), walking, mokoro, safari vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Camp in the Okavango Delta and track exotic wildlife
  • View the mighty Victoria Falls
  • Try to steer a mokoro canoe
  • Camp under the stars.